Question: Who would get the fourth berth in the playoff?
That's the question I'd love to see you tackle.
Answer: I tackled this question so hard in Monday's column I almost got called for "targeting."
And that ejection would have forced me to sit out the first half of next week's column.
It's a great question but one next year's selection committee does not have to tackle because it is hypothetical.
In fact, the BCS worked better this year than the four-team playoff would have worked.
A committee this year would have no debate putting Florida State and Auburn at 1 and 2, but then would have had five worthy schools to fill two spots.
And we were worried about one worthy team getting left out of a playoff?
If the playoff started this year, it would have been two worthy teams getting left out.
Q: How does a team who lost to two unranked teams finish in the top five?
A: I guess you had better go back and look at Stanford's season. The Cardinal lost two games by a total of nine points and played the nation's fourth-toughest schedule, according to this week's Sagarin ratings.
Look at the Sagarin SOS for the BCS top 10 and tell me Stanford is not a top-five team:
1: Florida State (63)
2: Auburn (20)
3: Alabama (45)
4: Michigan State (56)